Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Good things and injurious

Quran Chapter 16  67 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1734) درس قرآن

Good things and injurious

Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

وَمِن ثَمَرَٰتِ ٱلنَّخِيلِ وَٱلْأَعْنَٰبِ تَتَّخِذُونَ مِنْهُ سَكَرًاوَرِزْقًا حَسَنًا إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ 67


67.  And of the fruits of the date-palm, and grapes, whence ye derive strong drink and (also) good nourishment. Lo! Therein is indeed a portent for people who have sense. 67.  Wa  min-  samaraatin-nakhiili  wal-‘a’-naabi  tatta-khizuuna  minhu  sakaranw-wa  rizqan  hasanaa.  ‘Inna  fii zaalika  la-‘Aayatal-li-qawminy-ya’-qiluun.   




Sakara – (strong drink), sakaran means senselessness, but here it aims such thing; by which animate beings become senseless i.e. wine, spirituous liquors, alcohol etc.


It has been mentioned in this verse that fruit of the date-palm, grapes and other fruits like them have been produced for you, out of which you prepare the things of your necessity and rejoicing. Some things from those are good for you but some are injurious. For example, you prepare strong drink from the fruit of date-palm and grapes, whereas there is harm in it for you. Moreover, you acquire vinegar, dried dates and currants, which are good and useful for you. These all things have been created for you by Allah Almighty and He has given you sense and strength, so that you should use them, take good things and be saved from injurious things.


Most important work which you have to take from your sense is that by looking these things and reflecting into their rules and system, you should know their Creator. And you should be thankful to Him on His bestowed favors. You should use these things as He has commanded and be ready to escape from such things and matters which He has forbidden by means of His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Certainly the sense of the mankind is able to know Allah Almighty by observing these portents.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).